A sofa bed mattress topper is a product positioned on top of the sofa bed mattress in order to add a bit more strength and cushioning to it. There is no doubt that most sofa bed mattresses are less than desirable in terms of how comfortable they are. However, most people do not realize they can purchase a topper to fit on top of the mattress. If your mattress is uncomfortable but you do not wish to invest in a totally new mattress just yet, you may benefit from a mattress topper. If you already have one, though, it is important to change out the product on a regular basis.

When should you change out the sofa bed mattress topper? There are several occasions when this becomes necessary. The first is when the topper no longer is offering cushion. It seems like a simple situation: it is no longer comfortable to lie on top of the topper when you sleep at night. However, there is more to it than that. Look at the topper from a side angle. If the topper’s top edge is no longer straight or flap, but dips in the center, it may be time to replace it. It is no longer providing the level of support and cushion to the sofa bed.

In addition to this, if you have a foam topper, which is quickly becoming a popular option, be sure that when you press into the center of it and lift your hand that the mattress topper springs back into shape. If it does not do this, that means that the foam is either not dense enough or is simply old and needs to be replaced.

Yet another time when you will need to replace the sofa bed mattress topper is whenever there is significant damage to it. For example, if the topper has been wet and has not dried out fully, this can lead to the development of mold deep within the mattress itself. That is an unhealthy situation for anyone who is using that mattress.

If it is time to replace the sofa bed mattress topper, the good news is that you can usually do this inexpensively. This time around, though, you may want to consider using a mattress pad, including one that is heated, to add something a bit more comfortable to the bed that is warming. That will also help to get rid of any moisture in the bed to prevent problems.